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10 Feet Tall
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / [email protected]
Fridays Soulection 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Soul, boogie and the like from Blue Honey DJs. New night. Saturdays Under A Groove 9pm-3am, £3 after 10. Funk, neo-soul and Motown with music from James Morgan-Rees & Alex Moxham. Sat 16 Record Store Day 6pm, free before 10. All vinyl all night from Kelly’s Records staffers. Sundays 10 Feet Tall Industry Night 5pm-3am, free. 50% off all drinks for industry staff with this venue’s Industry card, alongside late-night Blue Honey DJs.
The Angel Inn
57-59 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth. 01970 617878.
Fri 1 Chunkafunk April Fools Party 11pm-4am, £3. House from Bristol’s Das Butcher, Sammy String and Quality Tom. Fri 22 Outside The Box Presents Addicted To Bass 11pm-4am. Bass tunes of a non-specific sort, from Spectrumdj & MC Benji, Hidden Element, M-TEK, Neurotik and Kreat:ure b2b Nykto RobvWhy?. Fri 6 May Rhythm’n’Bass 11pm-4am. “Extreme bassage” from the Gemini Twins plus many more TBC.
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Baskerville Hall, nr Hay-On-Wye / www.biglovefestival.co.uk
Fri 29 Apr-Sun 1 May Big Love Festival £95 (three days). Debut for this weekender, hosted by the Something Creatives people. Playing live/DJing on the main stage: Ibibio Sound Machine, Norman Jay, Wrongtom & Ragga Twins, Andy Cooper, Soom T & J-Star, Beans On Toast, Afrikan boy, Jodie Abacus, Kaptin & Matt The Hat, Lady Jelly & Mathilda and AA Bad Boy. Fantazia stage: rave/jungle mania from Shades Of Rhythm, Easygroove, Kenny Ken, Ramjack, Tommy B, Boy aka Bump’n’Grind, Dutty Girls, Hip-Hop Karaoke, Richie V, Big Swing Sound & Hypeman Sage, Rumpsetters and Eclectic Mick. Plau more DJing from Alfresco Disco, Blue Honey, Teak, Bodywork, We Like To Party, City Bass, Gung-Ho, Trax On Wax, Clwb Ifor Bach and BBC Horizons. Also! The Fantasy Orchestra presents David Bowie, street food, a swimming pool and some other stuff.
49 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 243500.
Fridays Boombox Old school reggae, hip-hop, beats and bass with Blind Tiger residents and guest selecters on rotation. Saturdays Koncept & Friends House, techno and bass music with guest DJs, breaking producers and residents from Wales’ freshest nights, like so: Sat 2 Ben Britton (Submerge), Sat 9 Pete Lori (OneHouse), Sat 15 Neeko, Sat 23, Luke Hubba and Sat 30 Koncept & Friends Bank Holiday Jam.
11 Windsor Place, Cardiff. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-3am, Fri + Sat 11am-4am, Sun until 4am. 029 2031 0312 / www.buffalocardiff.com
Mondays Bump & Grind 10pm-3am, £4/£3 before 11.30. 90s r’n’b/hip-hop night. Tue 12 90s Rave Launch Party 10pm. “Taking you back to the sound of 90’s Rave! Experience the original ACID house project! Get your bucket hats and vintage sports gear at ready for the original 90’s Rave!” Nah, you’re alright. Thurs 5 May The Manor 10pm-4am, £5 adv. New night of grime, drum’n’bass and bassline. The headliner is TBA (“a MOBO nomination for best grime act,” they tease) but will be supported by Cardiff’s Mr L.A.. Fri 1 Aperture 10pm-4am, £8.50 early bird. DJ Marky is headlining this one, so I’d expect it to sell out in advance. Consider this a headsup. Fri 8 Dubfire Afterparty 11pm-4am, £5 adv. Top floor: Scott Kerr, The Organ Grinder, Matt Owen, Haematoma, Terri Simmonds and Caracal. Ground floor: Buffalo residents. The Dubfire night itself is in the Tramshed, and there’s another afterparty in Ladybird too. *Fri 22 One Love 10pm-4am, £5. Reggae, dancehall and ska from James Hamilton, Love & Harmony, Mikee Snooze, Nat Tea Mischief and Shanti Squire. This is a fundraiser for the late DJ Derek of Bristol, specifically his funeral expenses and a wall mural in his honour. Saturdays Shindig 10pm-4am, £3. Pop, chart, funk and soul from residents over two floors. Drinks deals.
Cardiff University Students Union
Park Place, Cardiff. All listings apply to term time only. 029 2078 1458 / [email protected]
Wednesdays YOLO 9pm-2am, £4/£3 adv/free before 11. New midweek club night promising both your favourite tunes and great offers. Good name, really on trend. Fri 29 Treatment 9pm-4am, £20 adv. House and techno from Dusky, Heidi, Jonas Rathsman, Cristoph, Cera Alba, Solardo and Lancelot. Saturdays Flux 9pm-2am, £5/£4 NUS. Chart, dance and pop.
1 Northampton Lane, Swansea. 0844 8849171 / www.globaloxygen.co.uk
Fridays Dance Anthems 11pm-6am, from £5. House and commercial music all night from Big Al, Nicky G, 3 Bird, Jordan Steins, LJ Isaac and Tom Chizzy. Saturdays 10pm-6am. Room 1: ED, progressive, big room, electro, deep and house. Room 2: r’n’b, bassline, garage and hip-hop. Plus big name guests TBC.
Clwb Ifor Bach
Womanby St, Cardiff. 029 2023 2199 / www.clwb.net
Thurs 14 Carnival 11pm-4am, £4. Dead popular student-friendly night helmed by “a bashment collective that bring the sounds of Jamaica to Cardiff”. Thurs 28 Brooklyn Zoo 10.30pm-4am, £3-£5. Current and classic hip-hop alike. Fridays (bottom) Zerox 10.30pm-3am, £4/£3 NUS. A “party jukebox” night. With DJs, though, not an actual jukebox. Fri 11 Bullion Presents The Payback Party 10pm-4am, £5/£3 before 11. Kooley and Stu Grady will be battling against DJs TBC; send Bullion your mix if you’ liek a go. Fri 15 Submerge 10pm, £12 adv. Hatcha and N-Type visit for a double dose of dubstep royalty, like it’s 2009 again. Or maybe earlier, depending on where you lived at the time. Saturdays 10pm-4am, £5/£4 NUS. Three floors of fun: The Vinyl Vendettas’ top floor resident indie shindig; Dirty Pop and Mr Potter’s proper disco.
48 Cambrian Road, Newport. 01633 213161.
Wednesdays Wild Wednesdays Upfront dance anthems and “Urban Vibes”. Fridays The Kickstart / Terrace Session Classic anthems, downstairs, Mr Ifsta plus allstar residents up on the roof terrace. Saturdays Mischief Beat-driven anthems is the ambiguous description for tonight’s music policy. Sundays Sunday Sessions DJs til late and the weekend’s sports highlights.
Castle Street, Cardiff. 029 2023 9253 / www.dempseyscardiff.com
Thursdays (downstairs) Twisted By Design 9.30pm-2am, free. Weekly night along the lines of the Saturday lineups. Fridays (downstairs) Blah Blah Blah 10pm-3am, free. Gary Twisted offers up Motown, indie, rock’n’roll, reggae and “no cheesy pop”. Saturdays 9pm-3am, free. Rock’n’roll, funk, soul, party tunes yadda yadda, selected by Chris PJ Martin. Sat 2 Fabulous 9pm-2am, £4. Mod, ska, reggae, indie, R&B, funk, boogaloo and northern soul, running here for the mods since the 90s.
105 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. 029 2022 8221 / www.face11.co.uk
Fridays DJ 45 Free. Funk, soul, hip-hop and more, or “poppin’ funk and funkin’ pop” as the tagline goes.
5 Womanby Street, Cardiff. 07970 063107 / www.facebook.com/fuelcardiff
Thursdays FUBAR 10pm-2am. Rock, metal and alternative clubnight. Fridays + Saturdays Rock and metal anthems each weekend, plus special guests when such types are in town.
The Full Moon / The Moon Club
Womanby Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3022 / [email protected]
Fri 8 Synapse 8pm, £5. A psychedelic dance night boasting psy-tech, psy-breaks AND psytrance. Fri 29 Sub:Culture 11pm-4am, £10 adv/£8 early bird. Detroit techno head Kris Wadsworth headlines, with Tom Ware, IOLO and Dan Gough also in room 1. The second room has Aneurin, Jam and Andrew Lee. Saturdays Five Dollar Shake Free. DJ Puddlefunk with bebop, funk, soul, Motown, hip-hop, reggae, ska and everything in between. Sat 2 Hypnotion 11pm. Oxford-based junglist crew Dope Ammo come down for a session tonight. Sat 9 Killing Moon 11pm, £4. Nght celebrating 80s alternative music. Sat 16 The Hold Up 9pm, £6.50 adv. Monthly hip-hop night, with Skinnyman headlining this month.
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2022 9311 / [email protected]
Mondays The Fest 10pm-3am, £3.50. Two floors of charts, dance and student anthems (room one) and r’n’b, hip-hop, urban and funky (room two). Mon 11 is the Silent Disco Fest, I’m not sure if it’s the same Silent Disco Fest as I’ve seen listed in Tiger Tiger but they’re a stone’s throw away from each other so I’m sure it’ll work out for you on the night. Fridays Smack. 9pm-3am. This night has moved from, er, some other Cardiff club, I can’t be arsed looking up which one. Saturdays Vanity 9pm-3am, £5-£10. Two rooms of quality music, everyone catered for it is claimed.
125 Albany Road, Cardiff. 07590 471888 / www.globecardiffmusic.com
Sat 9 David Rodigan 8pm-1am, £8 adv. The UK’s last Caucasian reggae ambassador standing visits Cardiff for the first time this year to play from his archive of classics and exclusive dubplates.
6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. 029 2039 7933 / www.gwdihw.co.uk
Wed 13 Club Tropicana 9pm. Tropical disco and Latin-flavoured boogie. Fri 1 Signor Funk x Move On Up 9pm-2.30am, £3. Funk and soul classics. Fri 8 Superchango Takeover 9pm-2.30am, £4/£3 adv. Nineties dance anthems and r’n’b classics. Fri 15 Modula x One Good Thing 9pm. With a headline set from German hip-hop beatsman Suff Daddy. Fri 29 Pleasuredome 9pm-2.30am, £5/£3 before 11. Conroy, Deemo and Teoman play the electronic music of the 80s. Sat 2 Blue Honey 9pm. Residents night. Sat 16 Mise En Bouche 9pm. DJing from Gidge and Toclifrench. Sat 30 Hully Gully 9pm. Hip-hop, jazz, funk, house, disco and suchlike.
West Canal Wharf, Cardiff. 029 2039 0939.
Sat 9 Teak: I Wanna See All My Friends At Once 10pm-5am, £13.50 adv. Featuring Seka, Rikki Humphrey, Dismalman and guests Future Garden. As per the event name, it seems to tip its hat in some way towards late disco pioneer Arthur Russell, but it’s not clear how exactly.
Tue 12 Disney Appreciation Society 10pm-4am, £5/£20 celebration package. Playing, they say, your favourite Disney childhood songs all night long, along with 90s loveable classics and remixes. I think this is secretly a night for perverts and not actual Disney fans at all. Wednesdays Cheeky 10pm-4am, £2. Tickets are £2, drinks (some of them) are £2 and there are two rooms of music. Thursdays Propaganda 10pm-4am, £4. UK-wide indie night’s Cardiff wing. You can tell it’s the Cardiff one becuse they list Stereophonics first on the list of bands likely to be played. Fridays Mi Casa 10pm-4am. House and techno every week, often with some pretty big names. They never announce them in time for these listings though. Saturdays Solution 10pm-4am. A night whose flyer has a big photo of a model in her bra and pants. Sundays Sunday Project 7pm-3am, free with guestlist. Free industry night offers floor fillers and house classics.
The Lemon Factory
37 St Helens Road, Swansea. 07969 671379 / www.facebook.com/thelemonfactoryswansea
Sat 2 Funktion Tek 9pm, £8. Rowdy sounding grime night headlined by Birmingham’s Devilman along with DJ Boogieman. Pryme Cut, Kazm with Chew & Dex, DJ Darkfada with Papa T (open mic grime session), T-Rev & RealTodd and Rhys Mann comprise the rest of the (confirmed) lineup.
6 Market Street, Newport. 01633 259144 / www.facebook.com/theloungenewport
Fridays Flashback Signature cocktails and a selection of retro-centric grooves from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Saturdays Live:Lounge Air guitar anthems and indie classics, along with live bands whose names you can hopefully find in the Live Music listings.
89 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-1am. 029 2066 8647 / www.maryscardiff.co.uk
Sundays Mary’s Mad Sundays 12pm-1am, free. Cabaret and cocktails with Mary Mac.
Baker’s Row, Cardiff. 029 2039 9942 / www.metroscardiff.com
Wednesdays Cheapskates 9pm-4am, £5. Hywel plays ‘alternative mayhem’ and old skool cheese. Fridays Freespirit 9.30pm-3.30am, £3 with flyer before 10.30pm. Drinks promos, no dress code. Rock, punk, metal and alternative beats. Saturdays Cherry Bomb 9.30pm-3.30am. Indie, electroclash (!) and good time rock’n’roll.
Minskys Show Bar
Cathedral Walk, St David’s Centre, Cardiff. 029 2023 3128 / www.minskys-showbar.com
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm-1am. Dancing and cabaret with regular drag acts including Tina Sparkle, Miss Babs and Jolene Dover.
84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 1315 / www.missoulabars.co.uk/missoulacardiff
Fridays Unfunkinbelievable Half price drinks from 5-10pm. What I find ‘unfunkinbelievable’ is that there’s a club night called ‘Unfunkinbelievable’ in the year 2016. Saturdays ‘Miss’ Behaviour Music, cocktails, party. All these things are found here.
Mill Lane, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 11am-late. 029 2022 1295 / www.mockalounge.com
Thursdays The Social Affair 9pm-3am. Over-25s night with chart hits through the ages. Fridays Timeless DJ Dan Nicholas plays r’n’b, funk, disco and old skool. Just old skool. Saturdays Decorum Soulful and upfront house, plus funk, disco etc, from Sinky and Styles. Sundays VIP Chris Evans (My Playhouse) plays club classics, funky house and r’n’b.
13 Castle Street, Swansea. 01792 480822 / www.monkeycafe.co.uk
Wednesdays Drop 10pm-4am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, house, garage, jungle and grime. Fridays Dime 10pm-6am, £5/£3 before 12 or with a Kon Tiki stamp. Hip-hop, grime, house and drum’n’bass. Saturdays Get Busy £3 with a Kon Tiki stamp. Funk, soul, hip-hop, Motown, boogie and party.
Walter Road, Swansea. 01792 649984 / www.mozartsswansea.co.uk
Fri 1 Hip-Drop 8pm-3am. Mod, Stax, reggae and northern soul. Fri 8 Yum Yum Club 8pm-3am. Funk, soul, reggae, disco and hip-hop. Sat 2 Rewind 8pm-2.30am, free before 12. Nineties revival night.
Clarence Place, Newport. 01633 533666 / www.theneon.co.uk
Fri 8 Urban Shutdown 6-11pm, £10 adv/£20 VIP. Grime, hip-hop and r’n’b from young south Wales talent: Safone, Gino, Deadly and Aystar.
32 King Street, Carmarthen. 01267 236012 / www.parrotmusicbar.co.uk
Sat 16 People In Motion 8pm-1am, £5. Northern soul from Vinyl Richie, Scooter Paul
Uncle Funk, and guest DJ Keith AnCindy.
Popworld (formerly Flares)
96 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Mon, Tue + Thurs 9pm-3am; Wed 8pm-3am; Fri 5pm-3am; Sat 1pm-3am. 029 2023 5825.
Mondays Candy Pop Karaoke 9pm, free. Does what it says in the tin I guess. Wednesdays Giggle Free before 12. Student night. Thursdays Poptails. 9pm-3am. Non-stop pop with DJ Lyndon and 2-4-1 cocktails deals. Fridays + Saturdays Until 3am. Drinks deals from 5-11pm (Fri) and 3-8pm (Sat).
Wind Street, Swansea. Mon-Fri + Sun 8pm-3am; Sat 3pm-3am. 01792 470676.
Tuesdays Popstar Karaoke 9pm-3am. Karaoke night with a £50 prize. Wednesdays W.H.I.P. 9pm, free before 11. That’s short for What Happens In Popworld. Thursdays T.N.T. 9pm-3am. That’s short for Thirsty Night Thursday. All drinks are £1.50 before 12am, apart from wines, cocktails, champagnes and – oh, Swansea – Rekorderlig. Fridays + Saturdays Ain’t No Party Like A Popworld Party 8pm-3am, £2-£4 (Fri)/£3-£5 (Sat).
Pryzm (formerly Oceana)
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. 029 2023 3854 / www.pryzm.co.uk/cardiff
Fridays + Saturdays 10pm-3am. Three music arenas, VIP booths, other stuff. Saturday is in conjunction with Jongleurs comedy club, which also takes place here.
3 Churchill Way, Cardiff. 029 2064 1010 / www.pulsecardiff.com. Gay venue.
Wednesdays Warped 10pm-4am. Join DJ Craig W on a journey through time with the best hits from the last two decades. Fridays Pulsetastic 10pm-5am, £4/£3. With live PAs once a month. Saturdays Pop Til You Drop 10pm-5am, £5/£4 b4 11. The very best chart remixes and classic hits all night long.
The Queens Hall
High Street, Narberth. 01834 861212 / www.thequeenshall.org.uk
Fri 1 Critical Condition 8pm-1am, £12/£10 adv. Hip-hop and drum’n’bass from Ausiomission, Kelvin 373 ft. Eva Lazarus & Gardna, Index & DJ Fingerfood, Ausio Autopsy & T-Jey and Ketchum.
Castle Street, Cardiff. Open from 11am. 029 2023 6689 / www.revolution-bars.co.uk
Tuesdays Sync 9pm-3am. Student night featuring hazers, lasers and drink deals. Fridays + Saturdays 9pm-3am. DJs, drinks offers, free area hire.
The Robin Hood
16 Severn Grove, Pontcanna, Cardiff. 029 2037 8829 / www.robinhoodbar.co.uk
Sat 2 + Sat 7 May Totally Mod For It Free. Every first Saturday of the month, DJ 45 presents an evening of 60s/70s beat, rhythm & blues, soul, ska, 80s/90s Britpop and 2-tone.
3-6 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Thurs 9pm-3am, Fri + Sat 10pm-4am. 029 2066 7996 / www.room112.net
Fridays Bedrock 9pm-4am, £10/£5 before 12. R’n’b, hip-hop and dancehall. Saturdays Pillow Talk 9pm-4am, £10. Old skool r’n’b, hip-hop, house and decadent partying is this night’s deal.
Fri 1 + Fri 6 May Night Train 10pm-3am, £3. Swansea Scooter Society DJs play R&B, mod, soul, jazz etc on the first Friday of every month. Sat 2 + Sat 7 May Dead Of Night 10pm-3am, £3. Goth/alternative club night, on the first Saturday of every month. Sat 16 Platform 10pm, £12/£10. German house maestro DeWalta headlines Platform’s first night of 2016. Gyan Bhatia and Daniel Knight also play.
Dilwyn Street, Swansea. 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk
Tuesdays Hustle 10pm-3am. Funk, soul, Motown and hip-hop. Thursdays Sin Savers 10pm-3am, £3. Student night, back for the new term. Fridays Monsters Of Rock 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2 before 12.30. Indie in room 1, metal in room 2. Saturdays Sink 10pm-3am. Hip-hop, drum’n’bass, dubstep etc, with special guests plus resident DJs Dubman, Swiss Elf and South. Sat 16 features a garagey grimey guest duo of Flava D and Sir Spyro, who you can hear on the Kiss and Rinse FM stations, respectively (£8 adv).
St Mary Street, Cardiff. 029 2037 3363 / www.sodalounge.co.uk
Tuesdays Cartel £4/£3.50. UK-wide student night. Mr. Mozafari will be playing vocal house and electro upstairs; DJ Wallace will supply r’n’b and chart in the Soda Lounge. Wednesdays Replay 10pm, £5/£4. The official sports night of the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Thursdays Clique 10pm, £4. New night promising the hottest r’n’b and dancefloor fillers. Saturdays Soiree 9pm-4am. Three rooms including the Attic which is “the social playground for the high flyers and social elite, really the only place to be seen.” Imagine catching your reflection in the mirror just after writing that.
Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-12.30am. 029 2039 1944 / www.tigertiger-cardiff.co.uk
Every Day Lucky Voice Karaoke From £2.50 per session. The UK’s leading private karaoke experience each day of the week. Mon 11 Silent Disco Fest 10pm-2am, £4 adv early bird. Personally speaking, I disliked the concept of silent discos even when they were new in town. Yeah, you’re impressed aren’t you. Wednesdays Shotgun Rules 10pm-3am, £5/£3.50. Exclusive midweek student party, now transferred from Revolution. You don’t need NUS to get in though. Fridays Koosday 10pm-3am, £7/£5. Something that has lots of decor, smoke machines etc and describes itself as an “Arrogantly Premium Clubbing Experience”. How depressing. Saturdays Kanaloa Polynesian style area with cocktails, VIP booths, dancers etc.
Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. 0117 9259273 / www.tramshedcardiff.com
Fri 8 Memorex 7pm-12am, £15-£25. Headlined by American deep house veteran Dubfire, with Shaded the other ‘name’ on the bill. The Organ Grinder, Scott Kerr, Sinky and JV are in the place also. *Sun 1 May Shangri-La 2pm-12am, £20 adv. House promoters with a hefty lineup for their bank holiday alldayer: Joris Voorn (Cardiff debut I think), Yousef, Kydus and residents Nic Saunders, Lee Charnock, Adam Carey, Caracal & Eben Rees, James Coughlin & Josh Green, Josh Thomas, Dave Eaves and Puff Richards. Room 2: The Lighthouse Project present Tom Francis, Stu Gray, Ben Fowler, Nicky Cursio and Lewis Elsey. See Clubs.
Undertone (basement of 10 Feet Tall)
11a + 12 Church Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8883 / www.undertonecardiff.com
Tue 19 Get Funky 10pm-4am, £4/£3 before 11. Funky house from resident DJs. Tue 26 The Mixtape 10pm, £5. With headliner Ishmael. Fri 1 La Fiesta 10pm-4am, £3. Guilty pleasures and commercial hits with a side of traditional Spanish music. Guessing this means it’s aimed at Spanish students or possibly pissed/horny salsa class attendees. Fri 8 Castle Nights 10pm, £5. Techno from Dave Little aka Kofi Tarris, BLAP and a guest TBC. Fri 15 Selecta 11pm, £7/£5. Were you saying “boo” or “Booo!”? I was saying “Booo!” in honour of the best known track by tonight’s headliner, UK garage geezer Sticky. Leeson, Onslaught and Woo Ha also DJ. Fri 22 Paranoize 10pm, £7/£5. Drum’n’bass from Mako (Metalheadz), Kooley, Coop, Format, Onslaught, Character and Gunn. Fri 29 Temple 10pm-4am. Monthly drum’n’bass night, headliner TBC as usual. Sat 2 City Bass 10pm, £5/£3 before 11. Featuring Owain Bellis plus the Organ Grinder, who is launching a label called Graft and has also supplied its first release. Sat 16 Rotary Club 10pm-4am, £5/£3 before 12. Disco, house and boogie with Hollick and Ratcatcher tipping up tonight. Sat 23 Bodhi – Roots 10pm, £8/£6. Popular local house duo play a four-hour set with visuals from Snowskull and special guests. Sat 30 Cardiff’s Finest 10pm-4am. House and techno played by residents and locals.
The Old Natwest Bank, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. / www.vaultspresents.com
Fri 1 Vaults D&B Presents 10pm-5am, £13 adv. S.P.Y. of Hospital Records headlines this one. Stu Grady, Kooley, Pabz, Sheppa D b2b Fernandez and Resonate also feature in the main room; Paranoize promise “savage party fun” in room 2. Sat 2 AnaloQ Muzik 9pm-5am, £12.50-£20. New promoters in town (they’re actually London-based it seems) with a strong lineup of minimal gear: Martin Buttrich (live set), Antony Difrancesco, Samuel Bellis, Kolo & Dyze and Gyan Bhatia. Sun 1 May Memorex 10pm-5am, £15-£25. The Martinez Brothers headline the main room for this big house bank holiday banker. Haematoma, Scott Kerr, Sinky and JV are also in there; room 2 has Lucas Alexander b2b Incus, Griff b2b Pat Hickey, Masy b2b Drew Watkins, Josh Tarrant b2b Alex Taylor, Ryan Howells b2b Kurtis Simpson, Ross Powel b2b Gatesy and Teri Simmonds. The Banking Hall has Gareth Hopkins, Terry Hardwicke and Mike Touhey.
Cambrian Rd, Newport. 01633 259144 / www.wh54.com
Friday Shake It Off An eclectic mix of live band sounds, from hip-hop to swing to punk to soul to folk to funk, then DJs playing alt anthems, pop-punk and ‘dirty pleasures’. Fri 29-Sun 1 May The May Ball Weekender Live sessions and special guest selectors across all five of Newport’s ‘Newport Venues’ venues throughout the weekend and concluding with a Grand Ball on Sun 1 May. Saturdays Hype R’n’b, hip-hop and urban classics from Mr Ifsta and others.
4 Churchill Way, Cardiff. Gay venue. Free all day Sun-Thurs; before 11pm Fri + Sat. 029 2066 6247 / www.wowbarcardiff.com
Wednesdays Wish You Were Here Free. Student night with “inflight entertainment” from Lambrini Rampage and Mary Golds, plus music from DJ Krys. Thursdays The Night With No Name Free. DJ Craig and Mary Golds offer “mad games and crazy entertainment.” Fridays The Greatest Show In The City Free b4 11. With WOW Showgirls Miss Kitty and Marcia, plus special guests every week. Saturdays The VKend Free b4 11. With DJs Craig and Krys. You can get cheap deals in VK. £6.50 for a fishbowl. £6 for a jug of WKD. Settle down now, kids. Sundays The Cuckoo Club Free. DJ Krys plays the tunes until late.